Problems installing Zope and Plone

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Nov 17 15:10:47 UTC 2005

Weiers Coetser wrote:

> I wonder if anybody could tell me what I am doing wrong. I installed zope
> 2.8, and plone 2.1 via synaptic.
> I also installed plone-site via synaptic. (When I installed this I was
> promted for a username and password)
> Now when I access: http://localhost:8081, I get a quickstart screen. When
> I click on the link to the management interface
> (http://localhost:8081/manage) I am promted for user name and password.

Ding!  Another winner...

> It does not accept the username and password that I typed when setting up
> plone-site.

No.  When I did this I had to use "admin" for the username, but the password
was the one I gave it.  Logical, right? :-)

> I've been googling, and at one place there was an explanation that zope
> sets up an inituser file with a username and password. I found such a file
> under */var/lib/zope2.8/instance/plone-site/* with the following
> information in it:
> admin:{SHA}JPpU/BsXGIcv7LQrwgMiOS25PB4=

That's the password you gave, but encrypted.

If you confirm this, I'll file a bug.

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